Install Discourse on Ubuntu 20.04 or 22.04?

Digital Ocean have a droplet where Discourse is installed on Ubuntu 20.04 but is it better to just make a clean install on Ubuntu 22.04?

I have to upgrade my server while I moving domain. So I have a window where I can go from Ubuntu 18.xx to a newer release.

What do you recommand?

I wouldn’t recommend touching the one-click install at digital ocean. It’s a third party packaging of Discourse and if you’re using that then we can’t really offer you any assistance here.

Have you read through the standard install guide?

  • The default of the current supported LTS release of Ubuntu Server works fine. At minimum, a 64-bit Linux OS with a modern kernel version is required.

Per the above, 22.04 LTS is fine to build on.


Discourse supports both 20.04 and 22.04, but when I did the test in July with a clean install with both versions, everything was slightly faster in 22.04, so I’d recommend the latest version.

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